Court Rules Second Amendment Protects Nunchucks
By Tom Knighton
As a child of the 1980s, martial arts films were all the rage. Every other movie seemed to feature “ninja” in the title or something like that. As a result, almost every male of my generation grew up knowing martial arts weapons by name. Especially for kids who were too young to own firearms, martial arts weapons were something we could probably get and feel a little safer.
New York, in particular, has traditionally taken a more dim view of the weapons.
That doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, the state of New York seems to prefer potential victims of crime remain disarmed at all times.
However, a federal court just handed the city an interesting defeat. It seems it has ruled that the Second Amendment extends to weapons like nunchucks.
Judge Pamela K. Chen found in favor of James M. Maloney in her 32-page ruling on Friday, arguing that the sale, use, and possession of nunchaku or chuka sticks — a simple weapon consisting of two sticks connected by a length of chain or rope — is protected by the Second Amendment. As such, New York’s ban on such weapons, enacted in 1974 …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms